Songjiang, once called Huating in ancient times, also known as Yunjian, Rongcheng, and Gushui, is a famous town south of the Yangtze River. In 751 of the Tang Dynasty, Songjiang was named Huating County. In 1277 during the Yuan Dynasty, it was named Huating Prefecture, which was changed to Songjiang Prefecture the next year. Then in 1805 in the Qing Dynasty, it was developed into Songjiang Prefecture with Huating, Shanghai, Qingpu, Lou, Fengxian, Jinshan, Nanhui, and Chuansha Counties subject to it. In 1912, when the prefecture was abolished, Huating and Lou were merged into Huating County of Jiangsu Province. In 1914, Huating County was changed to Songjiang County. After liberation, the area became Songjiang Special District. In March 1958, it was merged into Suzhou Special District, and in November, Songjiang became a county of Shanghai. Then in February 1998, the State Council approved Songjiang to be a district.
Located in the southwest of Shanghai in the Yangtze Delta area, at 121.45°E and 31°N, and along the upper and middle reaches of the Huangpu River, Songjiang is a core area to Shanghai and the Yangtze Delta region thanks to its transportation network, including the Shanghai-Hangzhou High-speed Railway, Shanghai-Suzhou-Huzhou High-speed Railway, G60 Hu-Kun Expressway (Hu-Hang Expressway), G50 Hu-Yu Expressway (Hu-Qing-Ping Expressway), G1503 Shanghai Ring Expressway (Tong-San National Highway), G15 Shen-Hai Expressway (Jia-Jin Expressway), S32 Shen-Jia-Hu Expressway (Airport Expressway), Metro Line 9 and Line 22. Songjiang has become an increasingly important gateway to Shanghai in the southwest.
The total area of Songjiang is 604.64 square kilometers, accounting for 9.5% of the total area of Shanghai. The whole region is wide in the south and narrow in the north. In the shape of a ladder, 87.9% of the area is land and the remainder is covered with water.
Songjiang is in the Yangtze River Delta and a low-lying area of Taihu Lake valley, which is unusually low and flat in topographic features with 27,000 hectares only about 3.2 meters above sea level.
With a pleasant northern subtropical monsoon climate, Songjiang enjoys four distinct seasons and abundant rainfall. Its summer is hot and humid, while winter is cold and dry. In 2021, the average temperature was significantly higher, with increased precipitation and normal sunshine. The average annual temperature was 18.2 degrees Celsius, 2.0 degrees higher than average. The city had 1,864.0 hours of sunshine, 65.0 hours higher than average, and 1,560.5 millimeters of rainfall, 392.3 millimeters higher than average. The highest temperature was 36.7 degrees Celsius and the lowest was -7.5 degrees Celsius.
Songjiang’s water resources come from the Huangpu River, which gets its water from Dianshan Lake, Taihu Lake, and Tianmu Mountain in Zhejiang Province, and then pours into the sea. All the rivers in the area are tidal, the tides rise and fall twice every day and night.
Songjiang District had 11 towns, 6 sub-districts, 283 neighborhood committees, and 84 village committees at the end of 2021. In Songjiang, there are National-level Shanghai Songjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone, National-level Shanghai Songjiang Comprehensive Bonded Zone, and Sheshan National Tourist Resort.
Permanent Resident Population
At the end of 2021, the number of permanent residents in the district reached 1.9388 million, among them, the permanent municipal registered population reached 0.8227 million, and the number of permanent residents from other parts of the country was 1.1161 million.
At the end of 2021, the district’s registered population reached 0.7005 million, up by 3.9% over the previous year, including 0.6065 million urban residents, up by 13.3% over the previous year. In the whole year, the number of newly born population was 3,913, the birth rate was 5.59‰, the death toll was 5,373, the mortality rate was 7.67‰, and the natural growth rate was -2.08‰.
Songjiang has always adhered to the guidance of Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, focused on the strategic layout of “one goal and three major measures”, put stable growth in a more prominent position, constantly enhanced the resilience of economic development, and improved the development trend. In 2021, the district’s GDP reached 178.228 billion yuan, up by 6.5% over the previous year at comparable prices.
In 2021, the ratio of the added value of the three industries was 0.3:51.0:48.7, the primary industry realized an added value of 603 million yuan, up by 1.3% over the previous year; the secondary industry realized an added value of 90.896 billion yuan, up by 8.3% over the previous year; the tertiary industry realized an added value of 86.728 billion yuan, up by 4.6% over the previous year.
In 2021, the total fiscal revenue was 57.522 billion yuan, up by 13.2% over the previous year, of which district-level fiscal revenue was 25.010 billion yuan, up by 13.4% over the previous year. The local public budget expenditure was 35.468 billion yuan, up by 11.2% over the previous year.
In 2021, tax revenue was 51.030 billion yuan, up by 11.0% over the previous year, of which the primary industry realized tax revenue of 64 million yuan, the secondary industry realized tax revenue of 19.910 billion yuan, the tertiary industry realized tax revenue of 31.056 billion yuan.
Songjiang’s Ranks in the Suburbs of Shanghai
In 2021, among the major economic indicators of Songjiang, the total quantity index ranked top three among the eight suburbs: the completed amount of industrial fixed asset investment ranked first, the total industrial output value above the designated scale ranked second, and the district-level fiscal revenue ranked second. The growth rates among the top three in the eight suburbs are: the amount of contractual foreign investment ranked first, the total industrial output value above the designated scale ranked
Yangtze River Delta G60 Sci-tech Innovation Corridor
Yangtze River Delta G60 Science and Technology Innovation Corridor firmly seized the major historical opportunity of rising to a national strategic platform, closely adhered to two key factors of integration and high quality, aimed at the international advanced science and technology innovation capacity and industrial system, and strived to create an advanced corridor promoting the transformation from “Made in China” to “Created in China”, a pilot corridor driven by the two wheels of science, technology, and institutional innovation, and a pioneering corridor for the integrated development of industry and cities.
Since the joint construction of the nine cities, the Yangtze River Delta G60 Science and Technology Innovation Corridor had adhered to the guidance of “marketization, juridification and internationalization”, deepened division of labor and cooperation, strengthened collaborative innovation, gathered the joint efforts of all parties, and achieved high-quality leapfrog development. The proportion of local fiscal revenue in the country increased from 1/15 to 1/12, the proportion of market entities in the country increased from 1/18 to 1/16, the proportion of high-tech enterprises in the country increased from 1/12 to 1/10 and the number of enterprises listed on the science and technology innovation board has exceeded 1/5 of the total number of enterprises in the country.
截至2021年底，长三角G60科创走廊九城市共有高新技术企业 36464家，国家级专精特新“小巨人”企业 339家，院士专家工作站547人，国家和省级重点实验室及工程技术研究中心 1262个，高等院校196所，科技创新活力不断增强。
By the end of 2021, there were 36,464 high-tech enterprises in the Yangtze River Delta G60 Science and Technology Innovation Corridor of the nine cities, 339 national level “Specialized, Fined, Peculiar and New Small Giant” enterprises, 547 academician and expert workstations, 1,262 national and provincial key laboratories and engineering technology research centers, and 196 colleges and universities. The vitality of scientific and technological innovation was constantly enhanced.
In 2021, the investment in fixed assets was 61.348 billion yuan, up by 1.4% over the previous year. According to the type of registration, the state-owned and collective economy achieved an investment of 30.273-billion-yuan, foreign-funded enterprises achieved an investment of 3.853-billion-yuan, private and individual economy achieved an investment of 13.817-billion-yuan, other economies reached 13.405 billion yuan.
In 2021, the district’s investment in the secondary industry was 20.834 billion yuan, up by 4.1% over the previous year, of which industrial investment was 20.834 billion yuan, up by 4.1% over the previous year. The absolute amount was the highest among the suburbs. Investment in the tertiary industry was 40.514 billion yuan, up by 0.1% over the previous year. The ratio of investment in the secondary industry and the tertiary industry was 34.0:66.0.
Major Investment Projects
In 2021, the district had 143 industrial projects of which the planned amount of investment exceeded 100 million yuan. These projects reached an investment of 15.831-billion-yuan, accounting for 76.0% of the total investment in industrial fixed assets. Several major industrial projects, such as Wanxiang Automobile, BYD Battery, Shangshi Energy Technology, and Huadao Biological Pharmacy were settled. Many major projects were under construction including Fuhong Hanlin, Longrui Information, Sunlord Electronics, Rafael Sky City, Haier Casarte, AST, and so on.
In 2021, the total agricultural output value reached 1.798 billion yuan, down by 8.9% over the previous year. Among them, the output value of crop farming was 830 million yuan, up by 10.2% over the previous year, the output value of forestry was 272 million yuan, down by 28.6% over the previous year, and the output value of animal husbandry was 377 million yuan, down by 18.7% over the previous year, the output value of fishery was 66 million yuan, up by 2.7% over the previous year, the output value of the service industry of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, and fishery industry was 254 million yuan, down by 18.8% over the previous year.
The district continued to make efforts in rural revitalization. The District Agriculture and Rural Affairs Commission was rated as the only National Advanced Collective in Grain Production in Shanghai, and the farmers’ satisfaction with rural revitalization had been leading in Shanghai for many years. The construction of family farms continued to deepen, and the grain yield per mu, the number of live pigs, and the green food certification rate ranked among the top in Shanghai. A special campaign of eliminating illegal non-agricultural greenhouses was launched to stick to the red line policy of arable land protection. A new round of rural homestead reform was promoted, and 4,556 peasant households signed contracts for the relatively concentrated residence, forming the “Huangqiao Experience” of the rural revitalization demonstration village, the rural living environment continued to improve. 29,000 households were connected to natural gas pipelines, and 247 rural roads were upgraded. The district took the lead in completing the rural collective property rights system reform in Shanghai, building the first rural collective asset management platform in Shanghai, and piloting the entry of rural collective operational construction land into the market.
The agricultural brand effect has been further strengthened. The rice of Huimin Professional Cooperative won the “Bronze Award” and the “Most Popular Award” of Shanghai Local High-quality and Early Maturing Rice (National Day rice) in 2021. Huangpu River Hairy Crab was awarded the “Best Taste Award” and “Golden Crab Award” in the 2021 Wang-Bao-He Cup National Crab Competition. The “Jade Girl” small tomato of Dao-You-Xian Agricultural Professional Cooperative won two awards “Silver Award” and the “Most Popular Award” for small and medium-sized tomatoes in 2021 Shanghai Local High-quality Tomato Appraisal and Display Activities, and the “Golden Boy” small tomato of Jialü Vegetable Professional Cooperative won two awards of “Bronze Award” and the “Most Popular Award” for small and medium-sized tomatoes.
The industrial economy of the whole district has continued to develop steadily, the total volume has reached a new high over the years, the development quality has been continuously improved, and the core competitiveness of the manufacturing industry has been continuously enhanced. In 2021, the industrial added value of the district reached 87.507 billion yuan, up by 8.6% over the previous year. The total industrial output value was 486.831 billion yuan, up by 7.5% over the previous year, among which the output value of industries above the designated size was 444.148 billion yuan, up by 7.2% over the previous year. During the year, the industrial sales value reached 486.462 billion yuan, up by 7.5% year-on-year.
Three Competitive Industries
In 2021, three competitive industries achieved a total industrial output value of 341.859-billion-yuan, accounting for 77.0% of the district’s output value from enterprises above the designated size. Among them, the output value of the electronic information industry was 184.691 billion yuan, that of the modern equipment industry was 127.435 billion yuan, and that of the urban industry was 29.732 billion yuan.
Strategic Emerging Industries
In 2021, the strategic emerging industries (manufacturing sector) achieved a total industrial output value of 282.675 billion yuan, up by 4.3% over the previous year, accounting for 63.6% of the district’s output value of industries above the designated size. Among them, the Six Strategic Emerging Industries achieved an industrial output value of 96.92 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 3.8%. Some industries achieved relatively rapid growth, for example, the energy saving and environmental protection industry increased 16.4% year on year, and the high-end equipment manufacturing industry increased 15.6% year on year.
In 2021, the district actively implemented policies and measures to stabilize economic growth, construction enterprises properly prevented and controlled the epidemic, and the production situation kept improving. The added value of the construction industry was 3.563 billion yuan. By the end of the year, there were 180 enterprises with qualifications of third level or above in the construction industry, and the total output value of the construction industry was 21.794 billion yuan, up by 15.2% over the previous year. According to the grade of qualification, the first-grade qualification enterprises completed 9.641 billion yuan in the output value of the construction industry; the second-grade qualification enterprises completed 6.247 billion yuan in the output value of the construction industry; the third-grade qualification enterprises completed 5.905 billion yuan in the output value of the construction industry. By the end of the year, the construction area of the above-qualified construction enterprises in the region was 8.7064 million square meters, the completed area was 2.3965 million square meters.
In 2021, the added value of the financial industry was 6.439 billion yuan, up by 6.2% over the previous year. By the end of the year, there were 32 banks in the district. The balance of bank deposits totaled 405.587 billion yuan, up by 3.6% over the beginning of the year, of which 344.207 billion yuan were RMB deposits, accounting for 84.9% of the total deposit balance. The balance of bank loans was 246.952 billion yuan, up by 6.3% over the beginning of the year, of which 212.481 billion yuan were RMB loans, accounting for 86.0% of the total loan balance. By the end of the year, there were 24 securities companies in the district. The transaction value of securities for the year was 1.864555 trillion yuan, up by 25.8% year on year. Among the transaction value, 156.167 billion yuan was for national bonds, up by 9.0% over the previous year; 1.266157 trillion yuan was for stocks, up by 19.7% over the previous year; and 119.491 billion yuan was for funds, up by 20.0% over the previous year.
In 2021, there were 4 new listed enterprises in the district, including 1 on the main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, 1 on the growth enterprise market, and 2 on the Beijing stock exchange. The total number of listed enterprises reached 30, ranking third in Shanghai. Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and Beijing Stock Exchange newly accepted 5 listed enterprises in the district, including 3 on the main boards of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, 1 on the growth enterprise market, and 1 on the Beijing Stock Exchange.
In 2021, there were 119 newly added listed companies in the district, the total amount of listed companies reached 524, among which 30 were listed companies on the Shanghai Stock Exchange or Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 35 were on the New Third Board, 30 were on the E-board, 49 were on the N-board and 380 were on the display board. Companies from the district listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange were mainly concentrated in electronic information, media, new energy, new materials, commercial trade, and other industries, ranking first in Shanghai in terms of the number of listed companies.
In 2021, the added value of wholesale and retail trade in the region reached 18.802 billion yuan, up by 7.6% over the previous year; and the added value of the accommodation and catering industry was 1.874 billion yuan, up by 15.9% over the previous year. The total sales of commodities reached 302.873 billion yuan, up by 13.6% over the previous year. Among them, the commercial enterprises above the designated size achieved sales of 15.261 billion yuan through the public Internet. The total retail sales of consumer goods reached 66.470 billion yuan, up by 9.9% over the previous year. The retail sales of daily necessities such as food, clothing, articles, and fuels saw an overall increase.
Postal and Express Delivery Services
In 2021, the total volume of postal services reached 219 million yuan, up by 2.3% over the previous year. The total volume of express delivery service enterprises above the designated size in the district was 215 million, down by 4.2% over the previous year. The revenue from the express delivery business was 1.597 billion yuan, up by 2.1% over the previous year.
In 2021, the total amount of telecommunications business reached 1.042 billion yuan, up by 5.9% over the previous year. By the end of the year, there were 0.3311 million landline telephone subscribers in the district, up by 1.1% over the previous year, among which 0.1786 million were residential telephone subscribers, down by 3.6% over the previous year, broadband subscribers reached 0.3972 million, up by 4.7% over the previous year, mobile subscribers reached 0.9856 million, up by 3.8% over the previous year.
In 2021, the real estate industry in the district achieved an added value of 22.661 billion yuan, down by 0.5% over the previous year. Under the policy guidance of “housing without speculation”, the real estate market in the whole region will drop significantly in 2021. The real estate investment in the region was 33.543 billion yuan, the same as last year, of which, residential investment was 22.764 billion yuan, down by 8.3% over the previous year. The commercial housing construction area was 12.3374 million square meters, down by 15.4% over the previous year. The total annual sales area of newly built commercial housing reached 1.9410 million square meters, and the sales volume of new commercial housing was 48.229 billion yuan, up by 1.3% over the previous year. second-hand housing transactions are still relatively active, the transaction amount of inventory house was 23,080 units, up by 26.7% over the previous year, the transaction area was 2.3079 million square meters, up by 24.9% over the previous year, and the transaction amount was 64.322 billion yuan, up by 30.5% over the previous year.
Attraction of Foreign Investment
In 2021, Songjiang fully implemented the concept of “building a new development pattern with domestic circulation as the main body and domestic and international dual circulation promoting each other”, seizing opportunities and deepening cooperation. The district approved 367 foreign-invested projects and 65 capital increase projects, and achieved a total project investment of 2.575 billion US dollars, up by 23.9% over the previous year. Contractual foreign investment reached 2.129 billion US dollars, up by 91.6% over the previous year, surging to a record high, of which 1.633 billion US dollars was from newly approved projects, up by 137.8% over the previous year; actual funds in place were 623 million US dollars, up by 85.8% over the previous year. In 2021, the district newly approved 132 economies of investment. The top three investors are Hong Kong, China, with 89 projects, Taiwan, China, with 58, and the USA, with 32.
Policy support for the business environment was refined in various fields. Since the beginning of 2021, all departments have thoroughly implemented the work plan of version 4.0 at the municipal and district levels. The District Construction Management Committee formulated the Implementation Plan on Further Optimizing the Business Environment and Strengthening the Construction of Songjiang District Engineering Construction Project Examination and Approval Center, to deepen and implement the one-stop examination and approval of engineering construction projects. The District Government Affairs Service Office formulated the Implementation Measures for the Handling of Complaints and “Good and Bad Comments” of Songjiang District’s “Government Online-Offline Shanghai” Government Affairs Service and spared no effort to build the system of “Good and Bad Comments” of government affairs service. The District Economic Commission formulated Several Policies and Regulations on Accelerating the High-quality Cluster Development of the Biological Pharmacy Industry in Songjiang District, striving to create an innovation highland of the biological pharmacy industry. The Implementation Plan on Revitalizing and Disposing of Inefficient Industrial Land in Stock was issued to accurately implement industrial structure adjustment and improve land use efficiency. The District Human Resources and Social Security Bureau formulated four normative documents, including the Implementation Rules of Songjiang District on the Use of Local Education Additional Special Funds to Support the Development of Vocational Training for Employees, to continuously improve the efficiency of human resources services.
During the year, there were 36,465 new private economy households, and by the end of the year, there were 172,566 registered households. The private economy realized a tax revenue of 28.993 billion yuan in 2021. The investment attraction and tax revenue of the private economy both reached a record high. Among them, tax revenue from the private economy accounted for 56.8% of the total tax revenue of the district, accounting for more than half, making an important contribution to the economic and social development of the district.
National Shanghai Songjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone
In 2021, the development zone completed a total above-scale industrial output value of 282.690-billion-yuan, accounting for 63.6% of the district’s total output value of industries above the designated size. The development zone attracted contractual foreign investment of 1.335 billion US dollars, accounting for 62.7% of the district’s contracted foreign investment. The development zone realized 9.879 billion yuan in the investment of industrial fixed assets, accounting for 47.4% of the district’s total industrial investment.
National Songjiang Comprehensive Bonded Zone
In 2021, a total of 474 enterprises were settled in the zone, attracting a total foreign investment of 2.45 billion US dollars. The comprehensive tax revenue was 4.685 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 46.85%, of which the industrial and commercial tax revenue doubled. The import and export volume reached 231.11 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 12.3%, accounting for 43.9% of the import and export value of all comprehensive bonded areas in Shanghai, ranking first among all comprehensive bonded areas in Shanghai and fifth in the country.
Sheshan National Tourist Resort
Sheshan National Tourist Resort is famous for its rich history, culture, and historical religious heritage. It is the only natural forest resort in Shanghai. In 2021, The total number of tourists received was 12.37 million, with a year-on-year increase of 47.95%. Among them, the scenic area received 10.4894 million tourists, with a year-on-year increase of 50.91%. The hotel received 1.8816 million tourists, with a year-on-year increase of 33.38%. The total revenue was 1.634 billion yuan, with a year-on-year increase of 41.15%. The total revenue of scenic spots was 966 million yuan, with a year-on-year increase of 41.82%. The total revenue of hotels was 668 million yuan, with a year-on-year increase of 40.19%.
In 2021, the district accelerated the formation of the “Four Networks Integration” comprehensive traffic system. The adjustment of the main special planning of the Shanghai-Suzhou-Huzhou Railway was completed, and a total of 2331 mu of land was relocated. The implementation plan of the Songjiang Hub Railway Station building (Railway Promotion) passed the review of the China Railway Group, and started the preliminary design. The project construction document of the hub comprehensive transportation project (local promotion) was approved, and the preparation of the project feasibility study and the preliminary review of the site selection started simultaneously. The special planning for the tram T2 west extension project passed the online quality inspection of the Municipal Bureau of Planning and Resources, and the construction document was drawn up. The public transport hub in Tiedong Living Area was basically completed. The public transport hub project of South Yongfeng and Metro Line 9 Jiuting Station were fully started. Jinyu Road Bridge crossing Youdun River of district docking (breaking end way) project was opened to traffic. Kungang Highway (non-railway related section) was completed and accepted. Maoting Road to Jianchuan Road (district docking section) and West Ledu Road Bridge crossing Youdun River were completed.
Water, Electricity, Gas
In 2021, the district’s three water supply enterprises had a total water supply of 170.97 million cubic meters, up by 5.1% over the previous year, the average daily water supply capacity was 0.4684 million cubic meters, and the total sales volume was 139.03 million cubic meters, up by 5.9% over the previous year. By the end of 2021, the annual electricity consumption was 11.822 billion kWh, up by 21.1% over the previous year; natural gas consumption was 302.82 million cubic meters, up by 10.0% over the previous year, liquefied gas consumption reached 32,732 tons, up by 10.2% over the previous year.
Urban Environmental Protection
The district continued to make efforts in environmental protection and remediation. In 2021, the investment in environmental protection reached 8.823 billion yuan, equivalent to 5.0% of the regional GDP. The comprehensive treatment of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in industrial enterprises was carried out in depth. By the end of 2021, 270 enterprises completed the treatment work. There were 330 days with good or excellent air quality in 2021, and the good/excellent rate of ambient air quality was 90.4%, 2.7 percentage points higher than that of the previous year. The average annual concentration of PM2.5 was 30 μg/m3, down by 6.3% over the previous year. Songjiang took the lead in Shanghai of completing the investigation of the water source and municipal river discharge outlets, involving a total length of 278 kilometers. Water quality of 27 national and municipal cross-sections continued to reach the standard.
The comprehensive treatment of garbage achieved remarkable results. The classification effect was stable and good, and the domestic garbage was fully classified. In 2021, the total domestic garbage removal and transportation in the whole district reached 0.8921 million tons, on average, 1,115 tons of dry garbage, 805 tons of wet garbage (including kitchen garbage), 524 tons of recyclables, 0.07 tons of hazardous garbage were disposed of per day. The domestic waste recycling rate reached 45.2%, and the village and unit classification rate reached 95%. The whole process system was improved, and a total of 13 recyclable transfer stations and 391 service points were upgraded. The transformation of 146 roads and 18 waste bins in commercial plazas were completed. Tianma Incineration Plant Phase II, wet waste recycling treatment plant and construction waste recycling treatment plant were put into operation, the total design treatment capacity reached 2.12 million tons per year, and the treatment capacity was at the forefront of Shanghai. From the end of June 2021, domestic waste was stopped from being transported and disposed of outside the district, the goal of closed-loop classified disposal of domestic garbage in the district was achieved, and the “one network unified management” comprehensive management platform was completed and put online. The requirements for solid waste inspection and rectification of ecological and environmental problems in the Yangtze River Economic Belt were implemented, the collection, transportation, and disposal of domestic waste residues and flushing water was standardized, and the level of refinement in the management of domestic waste removal and transportation was constantly improved, and the environmental control measures for construction waste transfer stations were carefully implemented.
In 2021, Songjiang completed the afforestation of 2,500 mu and the construction of 6 open leisure forest lands, the forest coverage rate reached 18.84%. Greenway construction was promoted at full speed. The district built 20.54 hectares of green space, 20.35 kilometers of greenways, and 1.77 hectares of vertical planting. The construction of 8 street gardens and Kunshui Street Green Park was completed during the year. Square Pagoda Park and Zuibaichi Park were awarded the national 4A level scenic spot, creating a clean, colorful, civilized, safe, harmonious, and ideal urban park environment.
The district continued to promote the energy level of information infrastructure construction. In 2021, the total industrial output value of the electronic information industry reached 184.691-billion-yuan, accounting for 41.6% of the district’s industrial output value above the designated scale. In the whole year, the computer communication and other electronic equipment manufacturing industry realized 7.907 billion yuan of fixed asset investment, up by 12.0% over the previous year, accounting for 38.0% of the district’s industrial fixed asset investment. “Songjiang G60 Science and Technology Innovation Corridor Digital Economy Innovative Industrial Cluster” was rated as the first national innovative industrial cluster pilot in the digital economy field. Digital transformation was comprehensively promoted, and the G60 Digital Economy Innovation Industry Demonstration Zone of Songjiang New City was successfully selected as one of the first batches of municipal demonstration zones. The evaluation of urban digital transformation in 2021 ranked third in Shanghai. Songjiang ranked first in Shanghai in terms of the average broadband access rate, the proportion of 500M users, the proportion of 5G mobile phone users, and other indicators. 1,704 5G base stations were newly built in the district, and a total of 4,340 stations were put into operation, both ranked third in Shanghai, realizing the wide coverage of the 5G network in the whole area. 5G network empowered the construction of industrial Internet, and the G60 Industrial Internet Platform Application Innovation Experience Center in the Yangtze River Delta was officially put into operation. Seven district-level industrial Internet innovation projects were approved, with a support fund of 17.5 million yuan.
2021年，全区实现新增就业岗位18002个，帮助长期失业青年实现就业 496人，帮扶引领成功创业 672户，城乡登记失业人数7008人。全年开展职业培训41950人，其中高级及以上职业资格培训94人，中高级层次培训数量占7.6%。
In 2021, 18,002 new jobs were created, 496 long-term unemployed youths were employed, 672 companies were assisted and started a business successfully, and 7,008 people were registered as urban unemployed. During the year, 41,950 people engaged in vocational training, 94 people attended senior and above professional qualifications, and the number of middle and senior-level training accounted for 7.6% of the total amount of training.
Income of Urban and Rural Residents
According to a sample survey, the district’s per capita disposable income of households was 64,812 yuan in 2021, up by 8.9% over the previous year. The growth rate exceeded the average growth rate of Shanghai by 0.9%, ranking fifth in Shanghai. Among them, wage income was 49,289 yuan, up by 10.2% over the previous year; operating income was 1,847 yuan, up by 5.6% over the previous year; property income was 6,986 yuan, up by 0.9% over the previous year; transfer income was 6,690 yuan, up by 9.7% over the previous year.
In 2021, the construction area of indemnificatory apartments was 6.8896 million square meters, the investment amount of indemnificatory apartments was 11.731 billion yuan, and the sales area of indemnificatory apartments was 0.9028 million square meters. In the year, 8,489 suites of district relocation and resettlement houses began construction and 4,438 suites were completed. 16 new public rental housing projects with a total of 1,009 suites were completed. 735 households were granted rent subsidies for low-rental housing of about 13.74 million yuan, and a total of 212 suites of low-rental housing were allotted.
Elderly Care Services
扎实推进养老服务重点工程、实事项目。2021年，全区完成新增养老床位170张、改造认知症照护床位420张、改造老年护理型床位132张；完成新建社区综合为老服务中心4家、新建老年人日间服务中心2家、新建社区老年人助餐场所3家、规范化老年活动室建设97家、新建老年人示范睦邻点8个，新建幸福老人家1个。做好养老服务疫情防控工作，开展养老机构消防安全评估，实施老年助餐可追溯系统建设，养老机构服务质量日常监测得分排名全市第三。继续与嘉兴市和宣城市推进长三角一体化养老，共有38家异地养老机构、6家一体化养老实训基地、97家老年旅游推荐景区名单。完成养老机构服务收费价格调整。至年末，全区共有养老机构24 家，长者照护之家9家，养老床位数 8420张，收养各类人员4961人。全年提供居家养老服务40.09万人次，为10000名高龄老人提供互助服务（老伙伴计划项目）。
The district made solid progress in key projects and practical projects for elderly care services. In 2021, the district newly added 170 new nursing beds, reconstructed 420 dementia care beds and 132 nursing beds, and completed the construction of 4 community comprehensive elderly service centers, 2 daytime elderly service centers, 3 catering service stations, 97 standardized elderly activity rooms, 8 model neighborhoods for the elderly, and 1 Happy Elderly Family. The district completed the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic in elderly care services, carried out fire safety assessments of elderly care institutions, and implemented the construction of a traceability system catering to the elderly. The daily monitoring score of service quality of elderly care institutions ranked third in Shanghai. To promote integrated elderly care in the Yangtze River Delta, Songjiang, together with Jiaxing and Xuancheng, jointly released the list of 38 remote elderly care institutions, 6 integrated elderly care training bases, and 97 recommended scenic spots for elderly tourism. Adjustment of the service charge price of pension institutions was completed. By the end of 2021, there were 24 elderly care institutions, 9 elderly care homes, and 8,420 nursing beds in the district, adopting 4,961 people of all kinds. In the whole year, 0.4009 million times of home-based elderly care services were provided, and 10,000 elderly people were provided with family mutual assistance services (elder partner plan project).
The social relief system continued to expand. In 2021, the adjustment of social assistance standards, two subsidies for the disabled, and poverty-alleviation grain & oil were completed to ensure the basic livelihood of the needy. Throughout the year, 0.1622 million times of various assistance were implemented. On top of that, 159 million yuan of relief funds were distributed. Among them, 52.1392 million yuan was for the urban minimum living guarantee of 44,700 times of assistance; 7.8082 million yuan was for the rural minimum living guarantee of 7,300 times of assistance.
The district gave full play to the main role of scientific and technological innovation of enterprises. In 2021, the total number of new and high-tech enterprises in the zone reached 1,041, ranking third in Shanghai. The total number of high-tech enterprises in the district reached 2,306, with a year-on-year increase of 31.4%, ranking third in Shanghai. The net increase of high-tech enterprises has quadrupled in five years, reaching 551 in 2021. Eleven sci-tech enterprises were approved by the 2021 Shanghai Sci-tech Little Giant Project (including cultivated enterprises), ranking third in Shanghai. There were 156 small giant enterprises in the district (including cultivated enterprises). In 2020, R&D expenditure amounted to 7.516 billion yuan, representing a year-on-year increase of 10.2% and an investment intensity of 4.59%, 0.27% higher than that of 3.98% in 2019 and 0.42% higher than the average level of Shanghai. Among them, corporate R&D expenditure accounted for 88.6% of the total investment, and corporate R&D status significantly improved. 81 high-tech achievement transformation projects were identified, ranking second in Shanghai. 865 technical contracts were registered, with a transaction value of 19.079 billion yuan, representing a year-on-year increase of 320.2%, ranking third in Shanghai.
Innovation energy was constantly released. In 2021, the number of patent authorizations reached 21,277, up by 39.8% over the previous year, ranking second in Shanghai in terms of quantity. By the end of the year, there were 69,250 valid patents in the district, up by 18,068 over the previous year, ranking third in Shanghai in terms of quantity, among them, 10,588 were valid invention patents, up by 1,636 over the previous year. The number of effective invention patents per 10,000 people reached 55.54, up by 8.57 over the previous year. Songjiang made efforts to build a national intellectual property pilot city, with 2 national intellectual property model enterprises, 12 national intellectual property advantage enterprises, 1 national intellectual property pilot park, 3 national intellectual property protection standardization (cultivation) markets, 77 municipal professional work model (pilot) enterprises, and 8 municipal intellectual property model (pilot) parks. Quality improvement actions were carried out, with 60 enterprises leading or participating in the formulation and revision of 89 national and industrial standards.
Popular Science Brand
Science popularization became socialized. 23 projects were selected as district-level science popularization projects in 2021, with a proposed funding amount of 1.826 million yuan. Songjiang Civil Defense Science Museum was rated as a district-level science popularization education base, and the Yangtze River Delta G60 Science and Technology Innovation Corridor Exhibition Hall was rated as G60 Enterprise Science Popularization Education Base. At present, there are 74 popular science education bases in the district, including 5 at the national level, and 13 at the municipal level. Songjiang District Community Popular Science University and its branch schools in 17 sub-districts and towns were established, and 108 science popularization lectures were distributed.
In 2021, there were 15 newly built schools in the district, with a total investment of 590 million yuan, an increase of 56.5% over the previous year. Nine new schools were opened, 60 classes of compulsory education were increased, and 115 classes of pre-school education were increased, consolidating the hard-won victory in eliminating the “large class size” of the starting grade. The senior high school department of Yunjian School Affiliated to Shanghai International Studies University officially enrolled students, the Songjiang Branch of the No.2 High School of East China Normal University was established, and the cooperation framework agreement with Shanghai Normal University was successfully signed. High-quality resources took root in Songjiang, creating a new situation of high-quality development of high school education. 1,087 teachers were recruited nationwide, of which 43.6% were graduate students or above, and 25.7% were CPC members. Six principals were rated as super class principals in Shanghai, and seven principals were rated as excellent principals in Shanghai. The alliance of ideological and political courses in universities, primary and secondary schools, led by the affiliated schools of universities, was steadily promoted, and the moral education management system of all personnel education was established. Two preschool education groups, including Songjiang Experiment and Sijing, were newly established. One municipal demonstration kindergarten and two municipal first-class kindergartens were newly built. The proportion of children in public kindergartens reached 68.4%, and the three-year coverage rate of inclusive preschool education reached 91%. The district firmly grasped the “five management”, implemented the “double reduction” policy to the letter, and reduced the proportion of training institutions in compulsory education in the whole region by 95%. A new pattern of compact group schooling led by three municipal experimental demonstration high schools was created. New reform measures such as physical and chemical experiment operation tests for the High School Entrance Examination were solidly promoted, and the results of the High School Entrance Examination remained high. The usage of new curriculums and new teaching materials for senior high school was comprehensively promoted. The construction of the senior high school teaching alliance was pushed ahead. The special control rate of the college entrance examination and the cultural attainment rate was the highest in five years, four students were admitted to Tsinghua University and Peking University.
至年末，全区共有各级各类学校 453所，中、小、幼、职、特五类教育在校学生17.08万人，比上年增长 4.6%。全区各类学校教职工2.14 万人，比上年增长 4.2%，其中专任教师1.40 万人，比上年增长 4.7%。
By the end of the year, there were 453 schools of all kinds and at all levels in the district, with 0.1708 million students enrolled in five categories of education, including primary and secondary schools, kindergartens, vocational schools, and special education units, up by 4.6% over the previous year. There were 21,400 teachers and workers in all kinds of schools, up by 4.2%, including 14,000 full-time teachers, up by 4.7%.
By the end of 2021, there were 29 public medical and health institutions with 6,318 professional health technicians and 3,991 beds. In the whole year, the amount of outpatient and emergency treatment reached 7.6779 million, up by 13.7% over the previous year; the average outpatient and emergency treatment cost was 239.1 yuan, down by 2.1% over the previous year. The average life expectancy of locally registered residents stood at 84.37 years - 81.92 for males and 86.91 for females. The infant mortality rate was 1.34‰ and the maternal mortality rate was 0, keeping the level of the most developed countries and regions in the world.
The district spared no effort to grasp the prevention, control, and vaccination of COVID-19, and constantly improved the level of scientific and accurate prevention and control. In the whole year, 1,110 flow investigation teams and 2,470 personnel were dispatched to investigate and deal with 649 COVID-19-related incidents. A total of 2,194 close contacts, 1,690 secondary contacts, 5,252 normal contacts, and 46,377 screening personnel were managed, and the response to emergencies was professional and rapid. The construction of the public health system was further improved and standardized reconstruction of fever clinics was carried out with high standards. The construction of the new district public health center began, the transformation of the infectious disease building of the District Central Hospital was promoted, the district level nucleic acid sampling team was established, the regional nucleic acid detection capacity was significantly improved, and the “monitoring post” and “main position” of the epidemic prevention and control of medical institutions were firmly guarded. Covid-19 vaccination was carried out in a stable, efficient, and safe manner. A total of 4.1509 million doses of vaccines were vaccinated for various types of people, covering 1.847 million people, 1.7049 million people completed the whole course of vaccination, and the coverage rate of the whole course of vaccination for the elderly over 60 years old was the first in Shanghai; 658,100 people completed the booster vaccination, and the completion rate of booster vaccination and the coverage rate of the whole course of vaccination always remained the first in the five population regions. The district gave full play to the professional advantages of health, formulated the Guiding Opinions on the Normalized Prevention and Control of COVID-19 Epidemic in Collective activities of Songjiang District, approved 265 epidemic prevention plans for gatherings, sent 249 professional ambulances and 866 medical personnel, effectively ensured the smooth holding of various large-scale activities, and made positive contributions to epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development.
The level of health services was continuously improved, and key strategic cooperation projects were pragmatically promoted. Songjiang District Central Hospital, Fangta Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, and Sijing Hospital successfully established Shanghai Regional Medical Center. Fangta Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital became Songjiang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (in preparatory), and Sijing Hospital was upgraded to a secondary A-class comprehensive hospital, constantly meeting the people’s demand for high-quality medical and health services. The standardized construction of 15 village clinics was completed, and the intelligent health stations went into service in all sub-districts and towns. Three community health service centers successfully established the first batch of demonstration community rehabilitation centers in Shanghai, and the medical and health services at the door of residents were improved. All-round efforts were made to push forward patriotic health work and health promotion, ranking first in Shanghai in the comprehensive ranking of all districts. The reform of Songjiang public hospital continued to maintain the leading position in Shanghai. The evaluation of the “cloud management platform of community comprehensive reform” had been ranking first in Shanghai for five consecutive years. The overall satisfaction of the community health service center ranked first in the city, and the service level was improved simultaneously with residents’ sense of gain.
The influence of “Humanistic Songjiang” kept expanding. The Three-year Action Plan for the Construction of Humanistic Songjiang was implemented, building “a city filled with literary atmosphere, a city of calligraphy and painting, a city of cultural relic exhibition, and a city of film and television”. Guangfulin Site of Ancient Culture became a new landmark of Shanghai culture, Humanistic Songjiang Activity Center was inaugurated, welcoming visitors from the Yangtze River Delta region, Humanistic Songjiang Creation Research Institute and Dong Qichang Calligraphy & Painting Art Museum were established, and the first volume of Songjiang Cultural Dictionary was published. A three-level front center for the practice of civilization in the new era was comprehensively built.
In 2021, about 2.169 million participants (including online) attended 19,000 cultural activities (including square dance), 0.2603 million readers attended public library circulation, and 0.2898 million tourists visited museums, art museums, and art galleries of the district. 42,000 books (including 20,000 e-books), 682 public welfare performances, and 9,275 public welfare films (including 980 advertisements) were distributed to citizens. The district strengthened publicity of news and public opinions, TV programs “Songjiang News” and “Yunjian Broadcast” collected, compiled, and broadcast 3,220 pieces of news throughout the year, among which 196 pieces were applied by municipal media.
After the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic became normalized, the district insisted on preventing the spread-out of COVID-19, as well as developing the economy and society. In 2021, the district held a series of famous events, such as the National Windsurfing Masters Competition, China Touring Car Championship, National Universities 100 Miles Relay Finals, and a series of brand events, such as Sheshan New Year’s Day Climbing and amateur football league matches. During the whole year, the district hosted or co-organized 4 municipal competitions and activities, and 2 district-level competitions and activities, attracting more than 6,000 million citizens to participate in various sports events. In 2021, athletes of the district won 1 gold medal in national competitions and 107 gold medals, 76 silver medals, and 77 bronze medals in municipal competitions.
In 2021, the district completed 128 new or updated intellectual fitness gardens, 30 public fitness trails, 12 public courts, 1 public gym, 2 sports parks, and 2 fitness centers. By the end of the year, there were 1,032 intellectual fitness gardens, 112 public fitness trails, 107 public courts, 17 public gyms, 4 sports parks, and 5 fitness centers. Throughout the year, the district-affiliated venues received nearly 0.6906 million visitors, and the total revenue from the venues was 2.8093 million yuan.
In 2021, Songjiang tourism revenues reached 12.646 billion yuan, up by 19.2% over the previous year. The total number of tourists reached 16.5176 million, up by 47.3% over the previous year. By the end of 2021, there were 7 star-rated hotels in Songjiang, including 3 five-star hotels, 2 four-star hotels, and 2 three-star hotels. During the year, tourist hotels in Songjiang received 1.6206 million guests, the average room occupancy rate was 53.08%. By the end of 2021, there were 66 tourist agencies in the district with 0.1234 million tourists joining tour groups.
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is innovative design work. It took 12 years to finish the construction of the hotel. This novel hotel follows the natural environment and makes full use of the curved surface of the quarry rock face to hang and build on it. The main body is composed of 2 layers above the surface and 15 layers 88 meters below the surface, which makes the world amazed. The hotel is located at the Tianma Hill quarry near Sheshan Hill, 32 kilometers away from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, also adjacent to Sheshan National Forest Park, Chenshan Botanical Garden, and other tourist attractions. The hotel has about 900 square meters of pillarless banquet hall and 5 multi-functional conference rooms with different areas. Among them, the “Miracle” banquet hall with beautiful skylight scenery can be divided into three separate banquet halls, and display vehicles can be driven directly into the venue, providing an ideal choice for a variety of conference activities.
Sheshan National Forest Park
Sheshan National Forest Park is the only natural mountainous forest touring site in Shanghai. The Park covers an area of 267 acres with 79.44% of the scenic spot covered by forests. There are 12 hills in the park, stretching their way from the southwest to the northeast, like a string of jade pearls with a total length of 13km, offering Shanghai’s flat land a mountainous view. In June 1993, the former National Ministry of Forestry approved the establishment of Sheshan National Forest Park. In 2001, it was honored as one of the first national 4A-level touring sites. The scenic spots that opened to the public are East Sheshan Hill Park, West Sheshan Hill Park, Tianmashan Hill Park, and Xiaokunshan Hill Park.
Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden
Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden is in Sheshan National Tourist Resort (No.3888 Chenhua Highway). It is created through collaboration between the Shanghai Municipal Government, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the State Forestry Administration, which combines scientific research, popular science, and sightseeing purpose. This remarkable 207-hectare botanical garden is the largest one in East China. Chenshan Ancient Site in the garden was announced by Shanghai Municipal Government as a cultural relics protection unit of Shanghai in April 2014. The site was first found in early 2009, covering an area of about 16 hectares. It is preliminarily determined to be an ancient cultural site in the Shang and Zhou dynasties.
The botanical garden consists of four functional areas: the central exhibition area, the plant conservation area, the plant areas on five continents, and the peripheral buffer zone. The exhibition greenhouse covers an area of 12,608 square meters. It consists of Tropical Flower and Fruit Museum, Sand Botany Museum, and Exotic Botany Museum. It is the largest exhibition greenhouse group in Asia. Among them, Sand Botany Museum is the largest indoor sand botany exhibition hall in the world. Now Chenshan Botanical Garden is a national 4A-level scenic spot.
Shanghai Square Pagoda Park
Established in 1978, Shanghai Square Pagoda Park covers an area of 182 mu. Its original site was the downtown of Huating during the Tang and Song Dynasties. There are 8 national, municipal, and district unmovable cultural relics in the park, including Xingshengjiao Temple Pagoda, which was announced as national key cultural relics protection unit by the State Council in November 1996; Lanrui Hall, Screen Wall of Engraved Bricks, Chen Huacheng Memorial Temple, Temple of the Queen of Heaven and Wangxian Bridge were announced as Shanghai municipal cultural relics protection unit in April 2014, Stone Statues of Ming Dynasty, Front Hall of Zhang’s Residence were announced as Songjiang district relics protection unit in June 2013.
The entire landscape is centered on the Square Pagoda of Northern Song Dynasty, surrounded by the Wangxian Bridge of Southern Song Dynasty, Screen Wall of Engraved Bricks of Ming Dynasty, Lanrui Hall, stone carving garden, Temple of the Queen of Heaven, Chen Huacheng Memorial Hall, Helou Veranda, Qichang Corridor and so on. The park is rated as a national 4A-level scenic spot.
Shanghai Zuibaichi Park
With an area of 76 mu, Shanghai Zuibaichi Park is one of the five ancient gardens in Shanghai. There are two immovable cultural relics in the park, including Zuibaichi, which was announced as Shanghai municipal cultural relics protection unit in April 2014; Woodcarving Hall, which was announced as Songjiang County Cultural Relics Protection Unit in July 1985. The predecessor of the garden was Guyang Garden, the residence of Zhu Zhichun, a jinshi (a successful candidate in the highest imperial examinations) in the Song Dynasty. The garden was also a place for Dong Qichang (a famous calligrapher and painter in Ming Dynasty) to drink and write poems. 370 years ago, during the period of Shunzhi of the Qing Dynasty, it was a private villa of Gu Dashen, chief of the Ministry of Works, he rebuilt the garden and changed its name to “Zuibaichi” because he worshipped Bai Juyi (poet of the Tang dynasty). The garden has many pavilions, terraces, and open halls such as Letian Xuan (a small room or veranda with windows) of the Song Dynasty, Simian (four sides) Hall, Yi Fang (a boat-shaped building), Reading Hall of the Ming Dynasty, and Cottage above the Pool, Xuehai Hall, Baocheng Building, Woodcarving Hall of the Qing Dynasty. Art treasures such as stone carvings of Zhao Mengfu's calligraphy authentic works “Visit to the Red Cliff” of Yuan Dynasty and steles of “Portraits of Excellent Talents in Yunjian” of Qing Dynasty are collected in the park. There are countless contemporary calligraphers’ inscribed tablets and couplets hanging in the park. Now the park is rated as a national 4A-level scenic spot.
Guangfulin Site of Ancient Culture
Guangfulin Site of Ancient Culture is in the north of Songjiang New City, it spans Longyuan Road to the east, Guangfulin Road to the south, Shenjing River to the west, and North Yinze Road to the north. Covering an area of about 850 mu, it is the most abundant and valuable among 29 cultural sites in Shanghai. There are three immovable cultural relics on the site, including Guangfulin Site of Ancient Culture, which was announced as national key cultural relics protection unit by the State Council in May 2013; Chen Zilong Tomb, which was announced as Shanghai municipal cultural relics protection unit in November 1987; Zhiye Bridge, which was announced as Songjiang district cultural relics protection point in January 2016.
The site takes the protection zone of the archaeological site as its core and presents its original form with farming ecological culture and authentic rural scenery. The profound culture is the core competitiveness of Guangfulin, which includes a cultural display area, a folk display area, a religious display area, an archeological site exhibition hall, and a porcelain kiln exhibition hall. Guangfulin echoes Songjiang Prefectural City, Songjiang City of Warehouse, Sijing Ancient Town, and other historical and cultural scenes, which has become the destination of the “Root-seeking Journey of Profound Culture” in Shanghai.
Guangfulin Country Park
Guangfulin Country Park is located on the south side of Sheshan National Forest Park, next to the Guangfulin Cultural Site.
Guangfulin Country Park is built around the five core elements of “field, water, road, forest, and village”, and is based on the natural ecological landscape of farming. It is composed of farm picking, fruiting scenery, wetland fishing villages, and camping bases. The block is divided into 12 areas, such as a rape flower field, green field trail, forest oxygen bar, Laolaiqing rice field, and leisurely trail in the paddy. It is supplemented by cultural exhibitions, RV camping, fruit picking, fishing, and sightseeing walks, which become a comprehensive country recreation area.
Shanghai Pujiang River Source Scenic Spot
Shanghai Pujiang River Source Scenic Spot is the starting point of Shanghai’s mother river, Huangpu River, also known as the “Zero Kilometer of Huangpu River”. The Xietang River and Yuanxiejing Creek, which meander from Jiangsu and Zhejiang, converge here to form a delta-shaped treasure land and flow into Huangpu River through Hengliaojing Creek. At the confluence of the three rivers, the river is vast, the sailboats in the river competing for the current, the nets rising and falling by the river, the reeds on the bund swaying, the pink peaches and green willows setting each other off. These breeds the endless scenery of a water town in the south of the Yangtze River, from which the scenic spot got its name “Pujiang River Source”. The whole scenic spot is divided into two parts: the aboveground part is “Shu-Liu-Li-Yun Pagoda” and “Chunshen Hall”, while the underground part is “Water Culture Exhibition Hall”. In the scenic area, the architectural style of cantilever beam and bucket arch exude classical charm, while the glazed tiles of French windows unfold modern fashion pleasure. The garden, blessed with local trees such as ginkgo, sophora, and weeping willow, displays a charming style of the south of the Yangtze River and shows the epitome of ancient Chinese traditional culture. Now it is a national 3A-level scenic spot.
Located in the west of Songjiang New City, Thames Town is a landmark reflecting the whole style of the new city. It covers an area of 1 square kilometer, with the biggest artificial lake in the city to its east. With green trees and a clear lake, Thames Town shows an original English country style. The style of Thames Town introduces the local style and residential features of towns along the Thames River in England and pursues the best harmony between humans and nature, and embodies the strong modernized, internationalized, ecological, and tourist culture of Songjiang New City. Among them, a consecutive multi-functional pedestrian street and riverside English Square become the main axis of the town. It is also a good place for residents and tourists to gather, perform, relax, and communicate. It is rich in levels and fascinating, and the overall atmosphere is full of life sentiment and fun.
Shanghai Film Park
Shanghai Film Park is located at No.4915 Beisong Highway in Chedun Town. It is a combination of film and television shooting, tourism, and cultural communication. The park consists of shooting scenes such as “Nanjing Road in the 1930s”, “Jing'an Temple Road”, “Lane of Shi-Ku-Men”, “Old Town of Shanghai”, “Shiliupu Pier”, “12 Stores in the Republic of China Period”, “Deyilou Teahouse”, “Kaisiling Western Restaurant”, “Rainbow Bar”, “Hongxiang Clothing Store”, “Gate of Chamber of Commerce Shanghai”, “Ping'an Grand Theater”, “Old Railway Station”, “European Buildings”, “Suzhou Creek Neighborhood”, “Church”, “Peace Plaza”, “Zhejiang Road Steel Bridge”, “Lake & Hills” and large soundstages, costume warehouses, prop warehouses, and construction workshops, etc. Its entertainment programs include “Tram Car Tour”, “SFS Costume & Props Exhibition”, “Witness Film Shooting” and so on. It is now a national 4A-level scenic spot.
Shanghai Shengqiang Studio Base
Located at No.18 Changgu Road in Yongfeng Sub-district, Shanghai Shengqiang Studio Base is a professional film and television shooting base, with many Ming, Qing, and Republic-style buildings and garden scenes, indoor studios, and hotel accommodations. “Unparalleled in the World”, “Ip Man 4”, “The House Seller”, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, “The Legend of Xiao Chuo”, “Property of the People”, “Endgame” and many other films and television works have been set here.
Shanghai Happy Valley
Shanghai Happy Valley is located at No.888 Linhu Road, Songjiang District. It has seven major themes including “Sunshine Harbor, Happy Hour, Hurricane Bay, Gold Mine Town, Happy Ocean, Shanghai Bund, Shangri-La” and more than 100 entertainment and scenic projects, more than 10 top-level entertainment projects, and more than 10,000 seats in the performance venue.
Shanghai Happy Valley has a lot of advanced amusement devices such as “Wooden Roller Coaster-Fireball”, the 90-degree vertical drop roller coaster “Diving Coaster”, the ball-screen flying theater “Wonderland: Crossing 30 °N”, etc. Here is a collection of large-scale cross-media real-life water show “Lake of Illusions” and a film and television stunt real-life drama “New Shanghai Bund” integrating experience, participation, interaction, and other wonderful performing activities around the world. There are also the OCT Grand Theatre, which can accommodate 4,000 people, and Arthur palace, which is a large multi-functional hall integrating functions of banquet, catering, conference, exhibition, and other large theme venues. In recent years, Shanghai Happy Valley has successively launched a large-scale cross-media live water show “Lake of Illusions” and other projects, the brand-new Shanghai Bund-themed area, the “Magical Metropolis New Circus” and many other upgrading projects to create an “endless happy valley”.
Shanghai Playa Maya Water Park
Located in the scenic Sheshan National Tourist Resort, Shanghai Playa Maya Water Park is a large-scale water park in East China. Focusing on the integration of elements of “thrill” and “family trip”, the park combines ancient Maya culture and modern water recreation experience, which is another masterpiece launched by OCT Group in East China after Shanghai Happy Valley.
At present, the park covers an area of about 0.2 million square meters, with nearly 40 aquatic amusement facilities and landscape projects including 4 slideways of water diving machine “Speedy Python”, 2-track water roller coaster “Bumblebee” with hydromagnetic technology, the water racing “Big Octopus Slide”, deep-sea vortex experience project “Giant Beast Bowl”, magic interactive water village “Maya Water Village”, 4-slideway combination “Four Drive Legend City”, super trumpet with a diameter of 23 meters and slideway portfolio “Snake Ring” and “Sun Whirlwind”. The Park also has more than 100 kinds of parent-child water-playing equipment in 5 family amusement areas, many of which have won professional equipment awards from the international tourism association.
Shanghai Moon Lake Sculpture Park
Shanghai Moon Lake Sculpture Park is in Sheshan National Tourist Resort. It is an artistic landscape park that integrates modern sculpture, architectural art, natural landscape, and high-end rest and entertainment. Composing of Xiaosheshan Hill, Moon Lake, and the hinterland surrounding Moon Lake, the park covers an area of 1,300 mu with 465 mu of Moon Lake as the center. The lakeside is divided into four coastal areas with different features spring, summer, autumn, and winter. At present, more than 30 world sculptures from Europe, America, Japan, and China are adorned in the natural landscape, showing the concept of “returning to nature and enjoying the art” of the park, and creating a beautiful art paradise. The Park is now a national 4A-level scenic spot.
Shanghai Shimao Smurfs Theme Park
Shanghai Shimao Smurfs Theme Park is located in Sheshan National Tourist Resort. Covering a land of 45,000 square meters, the park is composed of the outdoor Quarry Wonderland Area and indoor Smurfs Park, which is the first indoor and outdoor integrated theme park with a miracle landscape and international IP in China. Among them, Quarry Wonderland Area makes full use of the unique scenery of the quarry 88 meters below the ground surface and builds a tourist attraction for exploring world-class landmarks. The first Smurfs Park in Asia-Pacific Region consists of four characteristic themed zones including a forest, a Smurfs village, Gargamel’s house, and an outdoor zone, which perfectly recreates the “Smurfs Village” in the classic cartoon. It is a short-distance travel destination for families with children in Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta.
Wushe Leisure and Sightseeing Agriculture Park
Wushe Leisure and Sightseeing Agriculture Park covers a land of 7,000 mu, combining ecological agriculture, leisure, and sightseeing, the park is an ideal place to learn about agriculture, enjoy idyllic views, experience rural life, and relax. Fresh air and a graceful pastoral environment make the park a paradise for tourists.
Fishing and Recreation Center in Shanghai Western Fishing Village
Fishing and Recreation Center in Shanghai Western Fishing Village takes up a land of over 600 mu and is one of the best-equipped fishing centers in eastern China. It opened to the public first in September 2004. Now there is a pool of over 200 mu for leisure fishing, and 30 mu for competitive fishing. The center also owns a biological forest of nearly 100 mu.
Shanghai Tianma Circuit
Located at No.3000 Shenzhuan Highway in Sheshan Town, also the southwest side of Tianma Entrance and Exit of G1503 Shanghai Ring Expressway, Shanghai Tianma Circuit covers an area of about 230 mu. Inaugurated in 2004, the circuit is an F4 track certified by FIA. As a platform integrating recreation, learning, and competition, the circuit provides an ideal service for enjoying automobile culture, corporate PR activities, tourism, and vacation, racing leisure and entertainment, safe driving training, and other activities. Its track’s length is 2.063km with 14 turns, including 8 left-turns and 6 right-turns. It also includes two safe driving sites of nearly 10,000 square meters. Equipped with a multi-functional hall, VIP box, training center, thousand people stand, and other facilities, the circuit has held many major domestic and international championships.
Shanghai Sheshan International Golf Club
上海佘山国际高尔夫俱乐部位于佘山国家旅游度假区的核心区，是上海地区地面起伏度最大的高尔夫球场。俱乐部占地面积 2200亩、全长 7140码，包括一座18洞72标准杆符合国际锦标赛标准的高尔夫球场、高尔夫酒店公寓、具有托斯卡纳风格的高尔夫别墅以及配套的休闲度假设施。
Located in the core area of Sheshan National Tourist Resort, Shanghai Sheshan International Golf Club has the most drastically undulating landscape in Shanghai. The club covers an area of 2,200 mu, with a total length of 7,140 yards, including a golf course of 18 holes and 72 pars that meets international standards, together with a golf hotel apartment, golf villas of Tuscany style, and attached recreational facilities.
Songjiang Museum is a local chronicles museum, where the historical relics in Songjiang are collected, researched, and exhibited. The 2-storey exhibition room covers an area of 1,200 square meters. The basic exhibition of “Treasures Buried in the Sand”, which is divided into 3 portions named “Dawn of Huangpu River”, “Glisten of the Historical River” and “Painting Arts”, is on the second floor. The exhibition scientifically shows the cultural relics, which are held in the museum and unearthed in Songjiang, and reflects the achievements during the different periods of social development combined with landscape restoration, lightbox, multimedia, and other auxiliary display methods. The first floor is a temporary exhibition hall, and various special exhibitions are held from time to time. Located on the east and west sides outside the exhibition hall, the Stele Gallery is composed of long corridors and tablet pavilions. The East Stele Gallery displays the historical materials and inscriptions of Songjiang Prefecture during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The West Stele Gallery displays the calligraphic art inscriptions of Zhao Mengfu, Dong Qichang, and Shen Quan.
Sutra Pillar of the Tang Dynasty
Sutra Pillar of the Tang Dynasty is located at the campus of Zhongshan Primary School, Songjiang. In January 1988, it was announced by the State Council as a national key cultural relics protection unit. Established in 859, the pillar is the oldest ground building in Shanghai. The pillar is built of 21 stone blocks with a height of 9.3 meters. With eight ridges and eight slides, it is also known as the Eight-Ridge Pillar, commonly known as the “Sutra Pillar of the Tang Dynasty”, also known as the “Stone Pillar”.
Located at Cangqiao Lane South, West Zhongshan Road in Yongfeng Sub-district, Dacang Bridge was announced as Shanghai municipal cultural relics protection unit in April 2014. The bridge spans 50 meters long and 10 meters high over the river. It was formerly known as Yongfeng Bridge and later named Dacang Bridge for there was Water Transport Warehouse City of Songjiang Prefecture to the south of the bridge. It is one of the famous big stone bridges of the Ming Dynasty in Shanghai.
Located at No.75 Gangbeng Alley, Maluqiao Neighborhood Committee in Yueyang Sub-district, Songjiang Mosque was announced as Shanghai municipal cultural relics protection unit in August 1980. As one of the oldest mosques in Shanghai, Songjiang Mosque was built during 1341-1368, also named Zhenjiao Mosque. After many renovations and expansions during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the mosque today features the style of construction of the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. The main buildings include Central Hall, Kiln Hall, Crossing Corridor, North and South Speech Hall, and Bangke Chamber. Among them, the Kiln Hall and Bangke Chamber can best represent the traits of the Mosque.
Located at No.666 Middle Zhongshan Road in Yueyang Sub-district, Xilin Temple, also known as Chong’en Temple, was originally built during 1265-1274 and reconstructed in 1387. In Ming Dynasty, an emperor named it as Xilin Temple of Ming. Behind the main hall, there stands a 46.5-meter-high, 7-storey octagonal pagoda of brick and wood structure, which is called Yuanying Pagoda, also well-known as Xilin Pagoda. Announced as Shanghai municipal cultural relics protection unit in September 1982, this pagoda is the tallest ancient pagoda in Shanghai.